Enjoy a night of Motown in Barking

PUBLISHED: 18:00 19 September 2015

The Base Tones

The Base Tones


Like The Temptations, The Overtones, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons? Then you’ll want to head to the Broadway theatre on Saturday.

Up and coming band The Base Tones will take to the stage in Barking to play some Motown hits – as well as belt out some of the group’s own songs.

Although fairly new to the music scene, the trio, who are riding high on the wave of the 50s resurgence, are used to working as a team.

Simon Howe, director and singer, said: “Me, Tom and Rikki have worked together over the past four or five years and are really good friends now and have all done various theatre shows together for the company I run.

“It was about 18 months ago that we thought about coming together to do this project, as this is the music we love.”

The Base Tones show at the Broadway will be their last in the UK before they board a Celebrity Cruises liner ready to put their shows on the move.

“We want to be as big as possible,” Simon said. “Although I would not necessarily say we will go down the X Factor or Britain’s Got Talent route, we will go down the cruise line and the theatre show way as we’re happy there.”

With the boys liking to put on a show with glitz and glamour, they have already attracted attention early on, after being used as the support acts on tours for big names.

“The highlight is always doing your own theatre show but we were lucky to be invited to be the support act for Peter Andre and the crowd were amazing because there were over 3,000 people and we also supported Matt Cardle,” Simon added. “We are very grateful to every person that buys a ticket to come see us, as we are just three lads who love to sing, so it is a great compliment to us.”

The Base Tones’s show starts at 8pm on Saturday. Tickets cost £10 to £12. 
For more information or bookings, call 020 8507 5607.

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